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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, September 21, 2017

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials LBJs War "LBJ's War" sheds light on a question that has intrigued historians for decades: why was Lyndon Johnson, the most gifted political figure of his time, unable or unwilling to extricate his country from a war that evidence now suggests he knew was unwinnable? Through secretly taped phone calls and archival interviews, most unheard until now, this program tells the story of LBJ's fall from grace in the voices of those who were there when this history was made and who had a hand in its making.A president of immense political shrewdness and skill begins his White House tenure with a string of stunning accomplishments, and appears destined for Rushmore-level greatness. Four years later, his presidency is in tatters, the spectacular early successes eclipsed by a single, equally spectacular failure: a ruinous and misbegotten war that will ultimately cost the lives of 58,000 Americans and upwards of two million Vietnamese. How that happened how Lyndon Johnson lost his way and came to grief in a conflict he didn't start and couldn't end is the subject of "LBJ's War," an audio documentary in oral history form, constructed from the recorded, and largely unheard, recollections of individuals who were there when this history was being made, and had a hand in its making. "LBJ's War" is a sequel to "We Knew JFK," which used the same oral history format to tell the story of Jack Kennedy's journey to the White House through the recollections of his friends, family, and colleagues.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Afghan President Ashraf Ghani After sixteen years of war, President Trump has introduced a strategy that he says will bring an end to the war in Afghanistan. Afghan president Ashraf Ghani agrees. He says his nation's military has been rooting out corruption and that a modest level of U.S. troops will help them keep doing that while taking greater control of the country out of the hands of the Taliban.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Housing Costs Have Majority of Californians Considering a Move 56 percent of California voters surveyed in a UC Berkeley poll say they have considered moving to escape rising housing costs. A quarter of respondents said that they would most likely leave the state if they were to relocate. In this segment, Forum talks about California's affordability crisis and what it means for the future of the state. And we want to hear from you: have you considered leaving California because of housing costs? Why or why not? And if you have already left, how is life outside the Golden State?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum 'Coasts in Crisis' Warns of Threats to Coastal Zones Millions of people are currently feeling the effects of Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Jose. And millions more are vulnerable, according to UC Santa Cruz professor Gary Griggs. He says that approximately 61 million people live in Gulf and South Atlantic coastal communities that are susceptible to hurricanes. Griggs joins us to discuss the recent spate of storms, sea level rise and other threats to coastal communities and environments that he explores in his new book, "Coasts in Crisis."
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now Recovery Efforts in Mexico The program continues their coverage of rescue and recovery efforts in Mexico, where a powerful earthquake destroyed buildings... including a school.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway Republicans Give One More Try Republican lawmakers are making a last ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act before time runs out at the end of the month. The Graham-Cassidy health care bill has the support of all but one Republican in the Senate so far. Key to passing the bill are state governors, several of whom have already come out against it; but some, like Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin are in favor and could have sway over Sen. Rand Paul who has consistently be against it.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Documentary film makers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have a new 10-part PBS series called The Vietnam War. The two have been working together since their first series The Civil War. They've gone on to collaborate on PBS series about World War II, baseball, and prohibition.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Human Smuggling The European Union gives cash payments to smugglers in Libya if they agree to get out of human trafficking, and into a legitimate business. Convincing human smugglers to try another line of work.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Business in Frankfurt The German city of Frankfurt is in prime position to attract much of the financial business that leaves London after Britain exits the European Union. But not everyone in the city is happy about it.
  • 4:30 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Business in Frankfurt The German city of Frankfurt is in prime position to attract much of the financial business that leaves London after Britain exits the European Union. But not everyone in the city is happy about it.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Documentary film makers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have a new 10-part PBS series called The Vietnam War. The two have been working together since their first series The Civil War. They've gone on to collaborate on PBS series about World War II, baseball, and prohibition.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Unresolved: Face-Off With China Against the backdrop of North Korea's nuclear advances and escalating regional tensions, we ask: How should the U.S. respond to its most urgent national security threats? Staged with our new "Unresolved" debate format, the debaters argue for or against a number of motions including: Is Donald Trump making China great again? Is China destined for regional dominance? And can we strike a deal with Beijing to contain North Koreas nuclear program? The debaters are Ian Bremmer, Elizabeth Economy, Noah Feldman, and David Shambaugh.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
    1A with Joshua Johnson American Dream, American Myth: The Decline of Upward Mobility For some Americans, it's become more unlikely that they will out-earn their parents the way their parents out-earned the previous generation. Multiple studies show that while moving up is still possible, it's either becoming more difficult or it's harder in the United States than in other countries. "The probability of ending where you start has gone up, and the probability of moving up from where you start has gone down," researcher Michael D. Carr told The Atlantic last year. The article continued: "For instance, the chance that someone starting in the bottom 10 percent would move above the 40th percentile decreased by 16 percent. The chance that someone starting in the middle of the earnings distribution would reach one of the top two earnings deciles decreased by 20 percent. Yet people who started in the seventh decile are 12 percent more likely to end up in the fifth or sixth decilea drop in earningsthan they used to be." And this adds to concerns about a shrinking middle class in America, caused by some people earning more and others earning less, over time. And now, many large companies are keeping their direct employee workforce limited by outsourcing their blue-collar jobs like janitors or cooks. This keeps costs down because the corporations dont have to give those employees the same benefits health, education, time off that are afforded to full-time staff. Is the deck stacked against upward mobility?
  • 12:00 am
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